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"FORTH NF knos once at every man's
' u" ' u"1- door." The wise Newspaper
Advertiser knocks a great mai times at her's
Would not GOING be better than WAITING
THING I AHKIHR Manr nrra has given
inilHU LftOMhU the most careful comm
eration to its Stock. Location and Help, and
neglected to Advertise of course failed.
TOH-XY11 NO. 3.
WICHITA, KANSAS. SATUEDAT MORXlNa MAY 21, 1892.
WHOLE NO. 2olo.
T ?-Vr .- 3, , .vyJ "'"3JpMry$
You're In Danger
of missing a chance to accomp
lish a good deal with a very little
money. We are selling all wool
Cassimere Suits for 8, 10 and
612. At, those figures it will
take just about live days to
clear out what's left of them.
It ought not to take as long as
that; they ought to be cleared
out in half that time, for a more
glittering opportunity never
rempted level headed buyers.
Equally good bargains today in
boy's and childrens clothing.
Ve give you the best assort
ment in the city to select from.
We do not try to buy your
trade with cheap chromos or de
vices of that kind. Will give
you "value received" every!
time. Extra help today, but
come as early as you can and
nvoid the rush usual with us on
Onc-Piice Clothiers, Halters. Furnishers
126 & 128 -Douglas Ave.
C a 'WniCHT Geo. Stark Mil leu
BABGAIXS IN RESIDENCES
HOUSES TO LET.
AUUGIIT & ATILLKR,
Phone 220, 133 2f Market St.
Prince AJTberts, Oxford. Ties-
Low Shoes and Slippers in
Drs. Purdy & Jordan,
Have von defective virion? Are von near or
far -ijrlitel? Have jou astigxnatfsm.pam in
the orbits temple or forehead, or persistent
1 eadsche? Does it tire jour eves to read at
n'cht, do the letters blur or run'together alter
roadtnp for a short time, especially by artifi
cnlliKht.' If so you nerd Kinases. Unle .
propirlv and sclenuficallv mted they will
rum j our c e. For the m t tiiiktvT) O s
VF M ILL FIT GU"r FKLE AT OfR STITUTE.
e remoie . ateract aud ntore vi-ion V
many lone blind. Cn- tve- traichtenel
in ounc without operation, i.rannulated lids
erreu in iroin 4 to d wetk- n a new treatment
und alldiM-a-esof the ei ucefullj treated.
C atarrh dtafne-, ronru k and nnnu C in the
ear, chronic dichHrpt A.c, ptelily cured
DISEASES OF WO.M1 N-mk h a diplace
ment, enlargements, tumor-, laceration, m
cLarptN pin in bsick and roin, dracnif:
Knvation4. Vc.. yield promptlj to the tcientine
application of electricity.
tKCtEM,HHilicHiot difficult operation
jHTformed at the Infinite. ,
Dt-FORMITIL Pmate blood and skin
di?a-s di-tae of the kxlnev, and bladder,
nervous die-. paral'M. t Vitus dance,
weak or Iom liowcr-. fatinl blemishes, molt,
want., suierrtuuu kurAc. l.upture Varico
cele.t yorocele, Piles, F: ula and Hura
cured without the knife cuttjnir or detention
from liuinN (written cuarutee piven.t A
tl i rough know ledpc of ELECTRICITY male-
ls to cure many discaia hitherto pro
Lcunced mt arable.
lr-. Durdj anil Jordan vrill visit anr part
c the state in consultation or to perform
i xamumtion irw,
Send for circular and question blank, male
Oflice and Institute 135 rth Mar
Let M. W lcliita, Kzius.ii.
Xalknal (Lbiidcof GiIJ Institute.
-For llic c uie of tlie-
1 iquor. 0iuin, Aloipbiuc nud Tobac-
j 1. 1 lms. and eiircatlieuia.
1 i.r tei ins and oilier particulars, ad
i m-s !) b. l'uidj and Jordan, Wichita
BEST TREATMENT, LOWEST PRICES.
For years -we have succes-fnlly treated
Chronic and Special Disease-., cunns w here
others hav e failed. New, Reliable and fckill
f ul Methods.
1 The effects of excess
W iJ 1T 1 . ior youthful mdescre-
11 ilSUW H Whiles tions, undeveloped and
weak men, hope and
strength restored, some
symtoms sexual weak-
hlPL-fit VHlhrtnnPn ness, poor memory.
Lrtii,n. ui VUuuuuivtj Irostless sleep, despond
Lost Energy, I
encv unnttednes to
marry. Bloomy forebod
ings vital lo-fcea, con
fused Idea1?, your very
misgiving- is the dicease
Come to us with conll
dence for you can be
cured. Send for nues-
j tion circular No 10.
Bladder, Urinary and Rectal.
1(1,,J! "1 Troubles caused b;
contagion, over Indul
gences or acute inca
rnation. Urights dis
ease of kidnev s, diabe
tes. Milky urine, nam
ful swelling, blood dis
eases, gonnorrhea poi
of bowls, chronic diar
rhea, enlarged veins,
old sores quickly and
permanently cured by
mild harmless treat
ment, success in every
am undertaken. Send
lor question list No.
Throat, Cliestand Lung
Diseases cu ed
by oflice or home
ations of hot med
icated air, Im
(in firt stages)
f Sprays and va
Belts, and linest
ofli e Batteries in
We pledge you honest and just treatment.
Why suffer longer? A cure is certain. No
testimonials asked or pubihed. trictly secret.
Send stamps for question llat. Medicines sent
to all points.
Chicago Medicaland Surgical Institute.
Western Office No 155 North Main St,
DR. BOYD, Miperintendant.
endless variety; the very latest
The above s the cut of the instrument ued
l)r Dr. TerriU in the examination for Catarrh
and all Xoe and Throat d we. It enables
the Doctor to bowhi" patient the condition
of the affected pai t, and if neetlin treatment
explaining its uece-itj. The Doctor will
Guarantee a cure in eerv case of Catarrh ho
reals. You can be treated at home, instru
mentt and medicine furnihed.
Dr 1 rrrlll h Just W rneil frcn Chlc-ieo. wher
hln tllnc tore In ttie Pot Grailnatw
School. Mid nKii --peclJil course In I lectrlc ty, tM
lInc the econrt course f the klrdl'ie doctor h3
laLfn -rritliln t o .nt two vpars 'I he doctor i Ih
only phyrlclnn in th touihwt who has taVr n
tj fe, special coure lu E ectrlci'v. anil is couse-
SnrnlU theoulj one f.mll!ar with its latest tclentl
e him liction
MbhAr-OF WOMFV Ur. TTiIl.ha. made
dl'tae of Women u pclalty for the past tenty
vears. nnl hh all the lale JnsirtimenLs Uatter
e. i ectrlcal Kppllanre'etc fcr llieir -uccessral
treatment, 'iiclnulu Hbrold Tumors. Lacerations,
Displacement. Knlarcement Prolapsus, tlctra
iino 1 euc-otrhea. Itlea.M?- of the On 'e. IVia u!.
Irrecnlar or I'rofu-e JlenstniKlion. etc
M-KVOr. DI-sKAEs Dr Torrul Tr'he to
ca" tlie attention of thc-nHrrlnc fitwu Nerrous
Ii .enes. PKrlys. tncai I'rostration. bemlnal
eak s etc to the vrouflerful curattr effects
to lMleril from Hecincitv when sceatifically
npp le.1 and le-,lre totat that he fn'iy restores
lostpuer iidlorln eitner ex, and poslurely
cuar mte a cure 1b thslast metitioceit discae.
'1T Doctor h the f. r different tiatteries ned
militate trJitn-ent li a THnty-eli;ht Inch
Four Plat-Static iiatierr.al-o Fiftv l ell tabi wi
t.a unlc athl Fa adcl'atter also the Anjlo-Amer
ican antery Huttwry ami the Caldwell or nr
licttlc ttattery Willi "hlch theDoctorwul enre Head
aihot any "ain li five n mutes tree of chare
Thr i ter e nre tl e Tery tr' manufactured.
1o;utin; ardinidfl e-jjed men
A SUHE CXlE. eroriar
1 ilicfl i tu i r- otct;ic neafene. desttxiy.J?
lot; i ii.l und Uxly. w iili il th dreaded U, jier
m nent used
skl DlahAbLa All Undscured whtre cthrs
"YlLiKOCFLF AKD VAIUCOCILE-A. curs In
eTerj ie NocutUuc
lllUl JJAlJl-l'olUTelr cured by the aid cf
1 ILL-. FISTULA ADd all rectal dleases cured
No ki fe. no piu. cuie cu-iraiue-u
lltlliKAL llllillrt .t-ikly and per-niD-nUr
cured b Hectioijs's- o cuuius. co
I .tin. lionioncycutil cured.
All I HKO.Ml l)I.-rAs ucceruilT trestM
-ill hli It That drxaded dlra? of mankind
qu ck v nuu jeni nenuy cured br th new intat
nitut KiiLiu tLe ia souihi- drus of byone dars.
I" Irrt'lS ikcim ts lwed upo facts First
j-ract ca exi-encnc. 'evond r.rerj cae is wc
lah studied, th j startin; rlcht. Third medluaes
are irriwed in Lis jabraiory cxavtiy to suit eaca
i xamlsatlon ad conult3.tlca free.
I oirespo nleuce Tklil iceiT prompt attention.
"1 weut) furnished rooms lor the accommodation
oi pxtirnts from a distance, in oface auildlnc.
ISs oitli Main fet. Wichita. Kan
J. R HOLLIDAY,
J Uoodt.' Warranted
Tel. 295. 217 Eas Douga
Two Pretty S
One of Snowy White Fabrics,
Gloves and Fans to match, for Grad
uating and Cunfirmation Costume,
ranging in price 16c yard 10 $1.10,
in many different weaves and qual
ities. SCENE 2.
Lovely Parisian Pattern Hats in
solemn and high colors; beautiful
Flowers and Trimmings, fine laces
and ornaments. These fine hats
you cannot buy anywhere for less
than S12.00, S1U,00, 9.00. Today
we are making a Special Sale on
high standard articles that have
merit. Our price for these beauti
ful Pattern Hats is S4.9S. An ordi
nary llat will cost you that. Come
today, be the one to get choice.
See Our Windows.
M. B. COHN,
GLOBE, 150 North Main St,
For cure of Liquor Habit. Safest,
Quickeat. Mildebt and Surest cure
known. So fatli whaterer, IS o exer
cise of will power. Is" restraining
foxceis necessary to obtain a cure.
Patients are allowed the fieedom of
the city and liave fall liberty to drink
all they desire. No accidents, no fail
ures, no dealhb have occuned under
255-257 X. Mam St. Wichita, Kan.
I)rs. MRDYCE & YAXHUYS,
Physicians in (Jhaige- 140-lm
Novelties in Spring and Sum
MILLEE & HULL,
TAIL0ES & DEAPEES
Corner First and Market Sts.
styles and sold at popular
Is the Time to Buy
Red Front Shoe Store.
McNastliteD it Miles.
110 as'orth Main St.
w. w. PBARCE,
403 B. Douglas Ave
SIOUX CITr THREATENED WITH
An Immense Wave Said to be Rush
ing Down the Big Sioux
Upon the Town.
Tha Missouri Stationary at Kansas City.
The Bailways the Greatest Sufferers
by the Fbcd at That Point.
A Great Eise Expected Prom Above at Sf.
Louis The Astounding Loss of Prop
erty in the Vicinity of tbe Mound
City Dakota and Iowa Suffer
ing Prom a Blizzard The
Arkansas on a Tear in
the South Gen
SIOUX ClTT, n May 20 It is reported
here that a flocwl is rashinfcdown the Bijr
Sioux alley and is now only two hours
distant from here. 'Ihe dispatches hay
that at and aboe Akrou the river roe
rapidly last niqnt and was out of its banks
this morning. At Elk Point the valley is
inundated, and the river is now two miles
wide. The rise of the Big Sioux is said to
be from twelve to fifteen feet. It has
risen eight inches at Riverside, thenesteru.
boundary of Sioux City, and the inhabi
tants of that quarter ate making prepara
tions for another flood.
SIOUX ClTT, la , May 20 Bpd weather
to day has greatly complicated the task of
bringing Sioux City back to something
like its normal condition. About 7 o'clock
a. m. rain began falling. At 10 o'clock
there was a perfect blizzard of snow, with
a high wind. It has been snovuug or
sleeting since. Men quit work on the
streets in the middle of the forenoon, al
thouuh $2 a clay was offered then! The
Floyd ner is still very high, and has not
fallen since last evening. It still carries a
great deal of debris, which does tome
The following is believed to be a correct
list of the persons di owned by the flood so
far as known at the present writing: A.
G. Anderson, Frauk Henderson aud wife
and baby, Thomas Fuz.'erald, Oliver Hew
lett, George fj. Millard, Xellie West, a
daughter aged 9 and . son aged 7 of Elean
or McClare, Mrs. Peter Kamussen and two
Four men (names unknown) and several
children ana lufants are also reported by
eye-witnesses to hae perished. Several of
those sent out m pievious lists of names as
supposed to have been drowned have been
found, but it is belieVed that more bodies
will be discovered when the debris is
cleared away at the mouth of the Floyd
SIOUX ClTT, la., May 20 The flood has
almost entirely subsided. Nearly all rail-roads-rnnningrains
here expect to make
schedule time tomorrow. The n iun stock
yards are being built better and larger
than ever. The loss cf cattle and hotr h is
been greatly overestimated. The actual
loss was 150 cattle and 500 hons Two
bodies were recovered today. Frank Hen
derson and wile were found, caught m a
wire fence, after the flood had subsided.
The body of their three weeks' old baby
has not yet been recovered. The total
number of bodies found is four. Thete
are still missing ten. The reliet associa
tion is actnely at work relieving the dis
tress and providing food and clothing. The
citizens hao raised a fund of $10,000 to
provide for immediate necessities.
Kansas City, May 20. A ray of hope
broke through the clouds of despair that
hav been settling for days over the flood
sufferer. The Missouri ana Kaw rivers
are nearly stationary and a further rise of
only a few inches is nnticipited. Between
midnight Inst night and 10 o'clock a. m.
today the ne in the Missouri was only
about lour inches, and a further rise of
less thau three luches is expected during
the day. The signal service observer this
morning reported that the water marked a
stage of 24 i feet above low water-mark
aud was rising ery slowly. The Kaw is
Or Any of Yonr Mends Are
Sufferers, You Ought
That Laudanum. Morphine and similar dan
gerous tinier? onI ! a. u pain temporarilv
a hile further debilitating the parts affected.
is Purely VecetaWe ind perfectly harmless,
acting as an invigorating curatire, renewing
the retractile pover. and stimufatm the nat
ural healthy action of the diseased parts: it
Cives prent relief within thirtv-n boors, and
completely cures within ten da. All horri
ble operations are voided, and shattered
healtu restored. Therefore yoa should remem
ber th it IfEMORDIA is a Pos.tne Cure fur
Sent by mail on receipt of L.01 For "ale hy
Aldrich & Swentzell Drug Co
"WICHITA. KA". 15;-lm
Some entire new designs.
Tbe very latesc styies out.
The most elegant yet seen
in this citv are iust beine-
..nrwi-r--! tT-A .-. .A - -1
lecerrecl and opened at the
City Shoe Store
-j-y . i
x nnC6SS i
Slipper, the Prince Albert
Slipper, tbe Princess Bootee
Slipper, and the Zsollifier
The ladies are invited to
call and see them.
I has cmapteteiy e
l Cil Ci 1 ' bich is now node
City Shoe Stejsstfs
15G X ilain St.
now stationary, and can rise only as it is
pushed back at its mouth by the rising Mis
souri. But little damage during the night
and this morning was added to that already
done by the floods. TDe bottoms in the
northwest section of the city subsided a
little further under the encroaching
waters. The basements of the Crescent
and Star grain elevators located there were
flooded during the night The Martin
Perrin distillery shut down this morniug
and put its men at work building an em
bankment around the works. Its cattle
and feeding sheds are all flooded.
Further east, the Missouri has backed
np the Blue river until the latter's waters
baye driven many people from their homes.
Harlem, acros the river from here in Clay
county, is all uuder water, and that tow n
has not a single inhabitant. The Hauni
bal bridge this moraine looks like a Noah's
ark. It is crowded with auimals of all de
scriptions men, women, children, horses,
cattle, hos and sheep all urheti there by
the flood. Many of the people of Harlem
have taken up their abode on the bndce
approach, and will remain there until the
ttatT in their homes subsides. In the west
bottoms ot Kansas City, Mo , the water
has percolated through the soil and has
tilled the cellars of many house and resi
dences. The water is stili within its banks
there, and probanly will not rise above
them. In Kjuishs City, Kan , the cellars
of the big packing houses are still flooded,
and most of them have been shutdown
pendluir the withdrawal of the waters. All
of them have fortified their establish mtnts
against the flood's attack by building em
bankments along their river fronts, and
all have pumps and .siphons at work re
moving the water from their bisements.
In Argentine the flood is at a standstill,
and people who were driven from their
houses are patiently waiting for the waters
to subside. Hundreds of them are camped
on the bluffs overlooking the town.
The districts of Armouidale flooded by
the water breaking np through the ewers
are still inundated, aud will not h re
lieved of the water until the Kaw and
Missouri fall below the sewer outlet?.
Altogether the prospect of the flood's
subsiding is becoming encouraging The
prosnect is that the rivers will rise about
two aud one-half inches during the day,
will then remain stationary lor twenty
four hours, and will then begin to full.
The high wind blowing all the moruiug
makes great waves in the river, which
wash Hgumst the banteoQ thia side with
great violence. The water is now washing
over the banks at the Doiuts -where
Armour'0, Fowler's, Dold's and Swift's
packing houses are located, and their lu
undatiou is threatened. Ail those estab
lishments are being protected as fast as
possible with earthen emUmkineuts, but
the water iusome cases washrs even over
them. The wind seems to be subsiding
somewhat at uoon, and the waves are fall
ing. Advices to thesigual oflice here show
the Missouri river stationary at St. Joseph,
Mo , but that it has risen six inches at
Plattsmouth, Neb. There has been a rise
of a teutb of a foot la the Kausas river at
KASAd CITY, May 20. As predicted,
the ner ceased rising today. From morn
lug until noon the rise was only two
iuches, and at 7 o'clock tonight the gauge
marked the same height as at midday.
Unless the rain continues the river will
keep on receding fiom ltd high mark. He
ports from up the river state that the flood
li beginning to recede. At St. Joseph and
Leavenworth tbe river is at a standstill.
A St. Louis passenger train on the Wa
bash got stalled this evening in the water
near Harlem and whs uuable to proceed
or return, the lire in the eu.ine being ex
tinguished by the high water covering the
tracks. A switch engine Anally dragged
the train back to Kausas City.
The damage occasioned by the flood to
the railroads has been large. This applies
especially to the newly constructed roads,
where embankments with a 14-foot face
have been washed away clear fo the end of
the ties, and even further. The masters
on the divisions of the varion roads enter
ing Kansas City have employed as many
men as they cin ush to build barricades to
prefect the tracks but as the water grad
ually rises the' are driven from their
work. All the roads running into the city
are endeavoring to handle their passenger
business, but mo-t of the lines are receiv
ing freight subject to delay. A circular
letter has been sent by the transportation
bureaus here, asking for reports on all
wheat under water along the rivers, and
from the replies received it is expected to
make some estimate of the loss in tonnage
on that commodity. Outside of this, it
will be difficult to estimate the damage
done to the roads.
The "Waves, impelled by the high wind,
still keep poundiug away at the banks be
tween the foot of tbe rourth street via
duct aud the Hannibal bridge, and, in
spite of a Iare gang of men .it work there,
the banks are beiug slowly worn away.
Both the officers of the Missouri Pacific
road, whose tracks run along the oauk
there, and the superintendent of streets,
had men fortifying the bauk all day. The
waler has washeJ out the grouud under
neath one of the switch tracks of the Mis
souri Pacific and allowed it to settle down
into the water. A number of telegraph
poies in the water are kept from being
washed away by piles of earth bas auu i
u guy ropes. TLa main tracks of the i
Missouri Pacific are in no clanger of beiuy
In tbe east bottoms the water surround
ed the Crescent elevator this afternoon.
All toe grain, however, bad been removed.
One or two factories in that vicinity were
compelled to suspend operations toduy.
Ihe water crept over the Wabash tracks
on the north side of the Randolph bridge
today, but tua trains managed to get
through it. Ihe Kansas City. St. Joseph
and Council Bluffs road, which runs par
allel with tbe Wabash, used another track
into Harlem, as the roadbed was washing
1 i"e water overflowed today a large area
of country north of Kansas City, Kan. A
number of families were compelled to
move out of their homes, but no large
amount of damage was done.
At Armonrdle the situ ition is worse
tbuu it was yesterday. The bacic-wuter
from the Missouri is causing the iuw to
rise and the lluodin Armourdale iBcr-aes
Near the Fifth street bridge tbe water
was up to the Santa Fe tracks. Tbt: Pnce
mx Packing compuuy and thf glue works
are slid idle, andtcxtay the Nai.onal Oil
company, the Badger Lam ter company
and "other business e-iabiishmefils were
obliged to stop business. The flood l Ar
gentine is about stationary.
ST Loeis Mo , May 20 As near a? can
b told with a hard wind blowing, tbe
Mississippi river is at a standstill bore.
Bu' tnis snves no hope to th flood offer
ers, becaus before a fall can take place an
up-nver rise will reach here und add a
new chapter to the suffering already in
flicted on tbe people iivior in the flooded
districts. la North M. Loots IOWSMmJ
feet of lumber are floating abottt. "ac
Loois coantr north and Bonh-wu of vbe
citr, is nader wat-r flonwe buck freoi tbe
Mi'sUsipp ii Man nrera. Maoyuf
tbe bridges over tbe Merraatac river nave
gone do"n. preT-ntinz traffic over the
country rods. The l-re at st Caroa
deirt broke last n ght, and in tea minutes
1 !.... -. fun f- .f x-if im v&w
kOTU r- vu t " r- --s,j
house in the little BssalftC Maar hea-s
were carried away bet io live wr fcus
Today a effort will be made to ki 3tO or
more people now la the secosd tonesor
on the roofs of flooded dwellioir- Tbe
railroad !taatioe is one drre- wor-e.
The VaiMiaii tracks are washed out Utr
1,000 feet aearVeeice crossing. IbM Mar.
only t&e Ofiio aad KiisWipp. road so
banned. Tbe ottter rood are sur
. patched np liner
' At Brooslro. II. l. oppoU- tb orth;ra
j ead of ta- city. te tcz wnter from olow
has cmajWetely toiaet tftr utUt rUiSc.
nttae irons two to b km
Sooth S4. Lonia b tms
taw tnr?mni reifcet. Tse J
reaci6 it bmcTc tmo tktj
-ctiwt. Mamr aMic-1
isSewn. OTerl-feAr-ertoos fa ifcls cse 1
of town have been thrown ont of work.
Tha damages in that portio-i of the city
will exceed $2,000,000 The steamer
IdlewilJ, from down the river, reports
rescuing ten families from Connor's
islind. whica is now compl-tely over
flowed. From Chouteau islaud, above
here, twenty three persons were taken to
day by a relief boar.
ST. Louis, May SO. Today the decline in
the river hete, though it has stooped at
35.6 feet, has giveu the people of the flood
ed districts an opportunity to catch their
breath, preparatory to fighting the rise
which is coming from above, and which is
not now expected here before tomorrow
nicht or Sunday. Incidentally, too, an
opportunity has been given to estimtte
the loss of the districts immediately trib
utary to St. Louis, and truly the figures
are appallmir. Here they are: St. Louis,
county, S3.000 000; St. Louis city, $17,000.
000; St. Lbarle county, 53 000,000, the
Amer can bottoms, from Alton to Cairo,
These figures, astonndine as they may
seem, are considered by competent judges
as exteremely conservative. On lookiug
at this loss it must be remembered that m
all the flooded territory relerred to prac
tically 1,500 square mile the waters have
rendered it, in a majority of cases, imposs
ible for the farming people to raie a crop
rhi. rnup All fliuramv. in Mflihttmi In
the damage actually done to existing
property. As to the number of persons
driven either from home or to thrir roofs,
in the flooded territory, an estimate i- im
possible, the figures ranging from 4,000 to
S.000 person-. B-yond tms. in St. Louii
at least 15,000 persons have been tempo
rarily thrown out of work by the stopping
of factories by the high waters.
S IOVT AND SLEET.
Fort Dodge. Ii., May 20 A cold wave
struck this city during the night, and the
weather changed suthcienth for snow
enouch to lall to cover the housetops and
sidewalks. The Ues Moines river is now
SPtNtEn, la., May 20. A snowstorm al
most equal to a J tuuary blizzard began in
this sectiou of country this morning. A
strong northweit wind is blowing and it
is extremely cold. Ihe storm on tp of
the flood just experienced here seems to
bauish all hopes of crops this year.
Hanover, X D , May 20 Five iuches
of huow hail fallen this morning up to 11
o'clock, and the storm wasr aiill raging
vnth no.sigu of abatement.
St. Pail, Minn., May 20 Flood news
comes from all parts of the northwest to
day, mixed in with specials telling of snow
and ice. A correspondent at Litchtield,
Minn., reports a regular blizzard there this
morning, turning into a rain-storm this
afternoon. A btiow-siorm is prevailing at
Bird's island, where two inches is on the
ground, and the farmers are out with their
sleighs. At Princeton last nigutsuow fell,
aim it is raioiug today. 'Ihe Hum river
is overflowing it banks, furm- are inun
dated, and much damage has been done.
All the dams except one have been swept
At Bruce, Wis, the Chippewa rose five
feetaud six inches today aud is still rising.
The suspension bridge at the mouth of the
Thorn Apple river went out this moruiug.
The Blacic river is swollen beyond all rec
ords, aud at Blacic River Falls, Wis., the
bottom lauds are submerged aud families
had to move back from the river between
there and MaUison. Over in the Dakota
the same kind of weather prevaib today, a
com wuve having arrivtu this morniug,
with a hard snow-storm at all points.
At Sauk Itap ids, Minn., two inches of
snow fed. Vegetatiou has received a
severe check, and corn planting and spring
work generally is stopped. Dispatches
fromP pestone, Faribault and Sleepy Eye,
Minu.;2sewHichmoud,Wis., and Marshall
town, la., give similar details and show
the wide extent of the blizzard.
Omaha, May 20 The Missouri river to
day fell six inches, and lear- of a flood
coming down from Sioux C ty ate allayed.
It has ueeu snowing at intervals through
out the day.
PrF Rtrrr Ark. Mav 20 A tnWr.im
has been received that the residents of I
Heiislevjisiand, in the Arkansas river, are , oils, therefore, that the expenditure!! t
ludanier There are 1U) negroes on the ' the local corporation, of Individual enter -island.
Government relief bouts have ( prise, of tats and territories And of our
been sent out from Little Rock own and of foreign government, wJlt
PiNE BLCFF, Ark., Mav2U. The Arkan-
sas river i- still rising nere. Reports from
the surrounding county bring new if of
great destructlou all over the Arkansas
valley. The damage done to tho co'tou
crop all along the Hue is fullv 2f per cent.
Ihe g tuge here reached 20 S feet today, the
hisrhrst m irk ver known
BltooKLTN, Ills , May 20 The house of
Thomas Moore (colored;, standing in the
flooded region, burned tnis afternoon Mrs.
Moore and a child were druwned'while at
tempting to escape.
bT PArL. Minn . May 20 The Missis
sippi here has risen two feet within tw nty
four hours. The dwellers on the Bohemian
flat, whose houses are on an island, are
moving to the bluffs Ihe water is still
rising ami danger is abend
KEOKLK. la.. Mav 'J) No casualties are
reported from the Hooded Kvptlau levoe
district. Ihe break was anticipated, and
the inhabitants escaped The bottom
lands are covered by a a of water ritrht
nines wide 1 he Ues Moines river is fail
ing; very slowly from the mouth as far as
Oitumvva, but a further r.se is anticipated
from above. The Mississippi is mill ris
ing. All passenger trains ou the Keokuk
aud Western are abandoned, and alo on
the bt. Louis, Keokuk and Northwestern
between here and Alexandria.
ALTON, I1L, May 20 There is great re
joicing here. Ihe Mississippi rirpr has
fallen about six inches froai its highest
point. The work of relief for .Mi-ourt
farmers still continue-'. Ine Alton relief
committee's boats Aitonta and Kirnbler
Came in this morning crowded with pas
sengers, stock aud household goods Many
houses are badly wrecked aad a number
have been swept from their foundations.
AIKEN, Mum , May 20 there ar fears
of a repetition of the hood of lbSi ord
was received iody that tbe HokegAma
dutn is ful, with orders to open the cotfer
dam at band Lake. Ordors bare been
issued to hold boats in readme U take
up toe settlers iu case of tbe MlmMMppt
teadwalr rervoir dam bursting.
I'JNK BLtFF, Ark., My 30 Tbe de
strncsion of i.fe aud property in tbe Ar
Lanas valley north and swate of iuw cur
caused Oytlwfljod increase viitn erry
new report. It is now tta.ed tbt stxtveB
ngrtM wer drowned on Hen ley Ltinnd
lat nigttt and tuai. several mor peupte
vter drowned naar Red B.ofL The kn vo
tho growing cotton crop t incalculable.
All the bnuget on tbe Iron MottntntB
south of here Juvr- b-n swept awy Tbe
water iu the emUrB and wonioern part of
tbiis city covers the ground to a depth of
IES MorSE. I., My Tbe river
here reached toe i-git point at noon.
Since that :im it kw raatd stationary
A large part of tbe eastern portion of use
city i njiirr wt4er 1 b"ce no freight
trinjs runoiufc into tc cuy. aud mn
ger tram-s are imvr nd trranUr. Tne krr
binds northeast and conta of lh
Motow M-e all under wwter. Tne aitntWr
of Jtocses that has bo abandoned
probawy l.t'jO. Tonirht it 1 borine k
Kaie, iccoupatd by a fjtll of rm and
Em?s5B1a. Kn. ilr 1& aTrni erron
eous dupaictte haTe hv-a ont ont to ro
gnrd to tbe foartu nnnnl nwuttngof ihe
Kanaa TraveWm awociofaoo. which on
reoos h-re Umorrowr Ti rxnhuton
is strictly noo partitnn. m& t meumz
tomorrow nn no potitioii isiteuM
whales cr. A i coBanMrmnl ttmtA&n.
whtnr ab-is of (he -ociiioo or
not. nisr cordnuty tnviuxi to nUod
p iSMBUkry boquet tiniitnn by
VTnitoiy in tn e'cbin
THE CYCUtG ftCOft9.
IjDftwx. Mmf A. A. ainncwiiNK t
tlw XrwTort: AUHmtie ma Inwawrf tk
ytnrwr-Brib c f cling mmf yuiax&kj f
OX THE WORLDS FAIR.
A Reduction in the Salaries of the
iTanagers and Chiefs of Depart'
The Exposition Declared" to be the Greatest
Enterprise of tfce Kind in History Ib
"Women's Exhibit Commended.
Tha Appropriation fur a Status of Genera?
Shenaaa Excluded From the Sundry
Oinl Bill on a Point of Order Tha
Senate Passes the Eiver and
Harbor Bill and Asks for
a Conference The
Washington. My 20. Chairman D ock
ery of the world's fair investigation com
mittee, has submitted to the full commit
tee tbe report agreed upon by himself aud
his associates. The report recommends
that the department of foreign affair be
abolished aud that its duties undischarged
under the supervision ottho director eu-
"It further appears," aivs the report,
"that the officials connected with the local
board are are also salaried officer of tha
Cut ted States." The committee U com
pelled. therefore, to suggest that the com
pensation of such official, together with
that of the chiefs of the fifteen great de
partments, shall iu no case be fixed at an
amount to exceed 14,000. It alo recom
mends that tbe salary of the director
general be reduced ftotn $15,000 to 13.000
per annum, and that the compensation of
the secretary of the commiaslou bo fixed
at $3,000. Tiie committee also congratu
lates the local board upon the reduction of
the salaries of the president of the exposi
tion company anu nu official stall.
"The inquiry ordered by this resolution
will, in our opinion." says the committee,
''result in a decrease ot compensation to
employes and limitations upon expendi
tures at many poiuts other than theme to
which reference has been made. In pro
nouncing this criticism upou the expendi
tures, the committee does so iu a friendly
6pint to the exposition, for it recouisot
that this great undertaking is gorcrued
by many conditions that are not enlight
ened by precedent aud experience."
After suggesting various reforms, th
committee, in conclusion, exore&nes confi
dence lu the assured success of t.bo expo
sition. Iu every essential feature it stand
unrivaled in ail time. Ftfty-stx nalious
and colonics hare accepted Invitations to
participate iu the enterprise and havo
approunaled t3.783,900 for that purpoie.
It is expected that twenty other foreign
countries will nlso bo represented. Com
plete exhibits will be made by all thtj
countries which have prouiUwl attend
ance, tweusy-six f which will rect
special buildings for their owu display,
'thirty states and territories of our own
republic will erect buildings and mak
special exhibits, for which f3,lWJ,30u b
already been provided It becomes obr'
reach the htupentlous aggrcgato of not
less than 530.000,000 for exposition pur
pose. Tha committee st-.btnUs avral esti
mates received from various persous as to
the total income and cipenditutes on ac
count of the exposition, and then glvrsit
own estimate It plac" the total ineonn
at2P,275iSi 1 ho expeuditurrs are put
at il9 31i.o'i, the com mi tie deducttng
S.157.yJ4 from the expenditure as esti
mated by Mr lliKUinbotiiaui, the larxe-vt
item taken oil beiu tVJ,V0 for Iho in
tramural railway It also thinks that thtt
coosiruction department expensta emihi
le safely reducei and tbe total limit
brought down to fl,&00.00(l
Tlie report further ays that the oom
mittee euiertatas the kiixlest appreciaUoa
of the novfi and interetn woman'
building, a feature of the exposition, and
trusts Uxit the exhibit may by orowaci
The prov isions made for waier pplr,
sewerage, lire, poitee aud the etwrtnc yn-U-ui
for rapid traaMt, ami for attraeUre
landscape feature, are commended with
out stint, as a worthy tribnte to the gewlns
and enterprise of the wooderfnl city at the
In us Mope and magstaeence. this expo
sitton stands alone. 'Ibere is nothing ufcf
it in ait history It eally nrnnii i
kindred enterprises, and will amply ilia
trate the genius of tbe American people in
thv great domain of agncnitnrr. conn
merca nod Invention, wuich eoantttui
the foundation upon which rw4o the
structure of our nattoeal glory and pros
perity General St Clair today pront-d to Um
bouc special world's fair ooawtlUj s
draft of the proposed onvi-nir UiJ. Pro
rjfejou is made to th btti for the ia of
treasury note as nnder the existing 4jvr
law by the departtntnt in pa;mnt for Ukj
be 11 ion porebAMxt with wbkh to minttne
souvenir coins Tho otn ot il.WJ.l01, in
stead of tlfJ 009 m propo-od in the original
incMsar". is dxed for medal and diploma.
General St. Uir mud the bill wiM in.
creiv- the circulation IS.SO.tU) wiUmmU
tnktng in noo-y from tto- treaary. Tin
bill bronght coorf-si to a point trhtet U
most acMie wbe her it sonid in fcuy f
gree aid the local corporation.
Wahhjctoj. My Oae mor ib
third ptu-iy. repced by Mr. Wto,
Mimpt'4 to fcutc eonuMeraUon ml hm
rMvluUoa rnqnesung Um wy mm! ateaai
oomtu:Ui to tvpon the tsbtreAury bill.
and one woe a 4mad tor the rstlni
order operated n objection
To abxkxiacrtnfbt of toe aproral Wr
the nrMlen( of tb Icmm Tzurf lMR
was reortvd with poiM
Tbe noes' then wnt into nmmlU-i tA
ihm wnoieoo toe on4ry civil h.,L
Tl'f! r cjn.lrb9 r-xjoutimsi0t m&
ok itt-ierrling a3na( the rUpesftoanv
""bn Mx. Kkir f l-is rMd a potet
of onlersio- t eine la tt- few p
propudnx lo. tor tbe prrtn of
tb mui wm( tn ervction mi de9i tor
stain mi lb : inmrral W. X 9ar
man. lb - oty of Wabteztoct.
Mr Monoeoon ot loir atanie an scnt
aftoenl to g'twlin trots T4C .
vritbdmor bu oojeolua and p--mlt tap
cMftBiu m nnMn.ooist7 p.j tbtoUtS
nta to tt nwasery o a $r&d vommintimt
Mr hiteon, ieMe pupus a Uibwte tc
tb eoois. xbiuiy isnd nrtUnn of
Imt1 krmM. Aodtoen to rUr'rK
a-V".t,i. Turn ntic tit lb bu i
Afurr f urtbrr dMCansaon. tboeb.r M
Smwr- & that be ! Ukm u v
mi tb Mint of onirr J no ?nni I c- t
wif itoc tnOMk imW evnia Jnv
buss- -atbnrfcbnr Uw rnypri.it ton. nv,
HMCc)non m j ..n um potat 4
rate mm nfe- d.
Mr. Kttmmmme. tboo tte nettos tLt h